The Easter recess has given me a much valued opportunity to catch up with some of the people and organisations that make a big difference to our local community.
During the first part of two very busy weeks leading up to Easter I have met with a number of Truro-base Cornish organisations, including Young People Cornwall and the Cornwall Rural Community Council. I would like thank both for their excellent work in making a real difference to the lives of the people they work with across Cornwall.
It was great also to meet with Julian Boast, the new Director of the Hall for Cornwall, and hear of the impressive arts line-up that visitors to the Hall will be enjoying over the coming months.
Over in Falmouth it was as ever a pleasure to catch up with the Beacon Community project, and discuss exciting new plans for the Old Hill area of the town. Later today I will meet with the Falmouth Young Farmers, and I look forward to listening closely to their thoughts on the future of the farming industry.